If you have hyposmia, you may have trouble smelling dangerous odors like smoke or gas. Install smoke detectors or other devices in your home to alert you of potential dangers. You might also find that your sense of taste is affected as well. Food may seem blander and less appealing. Avoid using sugar and salt to spice up meals, as this can increase your risk of heart attack, diabetes, and stroke. Instead, use herbs and spices to flavor your meals.
Hyposmia can have psychiatric ramifications, particularly depression. If your hyposmia leads to depression, counseling can help.